Lancet

  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts April 13, 2014

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora May 23, 2013

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • Bengal has the highest number of suicide cases: Study October 5, 2012

    Kolkata: As India struggles with the tag of the world's second highest rate of suicides, a new study reveals that West Bengal is the worst affected. The question is as to what really could be the reasons behind this surge in suicide cases. 20-year old college students Mita and Priti...
  • Over half the world's population consumes tobacco August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A new Lancet study reveals that there are more smokers worldwide than previously thought and that the global tobacco burden may have been underestimated. In the light of these revelations, does India need tighten its anti-tobacco campaign? The new study says that over half the world's population consumes tobacco....
  • FTN: what makes India the world's suicide capital? June 26, 2012

    According to a new Lancet study, India has the highest suicide rate in the world with maximum number of young people on the brink, worse it may soon turn out to be the biggest killer in the country. ...
  • Suicide rate among the youth highest in India June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: According to a new Lancet study, India has the highest suicide rates in the world with maximum number of young people on the brink, worse it may soon turn out to be the biggest killer in the country. According to Registrar General of India's first national survey, 2001-03, suicides...
  • Suicide 2nd biggest killer among young Indians June 22, 2012

    London: Suicide has become the second leading cause of death of young people in India, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, according to a study published in Lancet. "Suicide kills nearly as many Indian men aged 15-29 as transportation accidents and nearly as many young...
  • 7 pc anti-malarial drugs in India fake: Study May 24, 2012

    Mumbai: In a shocking study published in medical journal, The Lancet, scientists have found that one-third of malaria medicines in South East Asia and Africa are either fake or of poor quality. What is even worse is that a majority of these fake medicines are being manufactured in India and...
  • '7 pc anti-malarial drugs sold in India fake' May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A new study by UK-based medical journal Lancet has found that seven per cent of anti-malarial drugs tested in India are of poor quality and many are fake. The study goes on to say that 1 in every 3 anti-malarial drugs sold in southeast Asia are also fake....
  • Girl child still not welcomed by educated India May 27, 2011

    New Delhi: India may have two new women Chief Ministers but Indians still seem to be obsessed with the male child. The latest Lancet report reveals shocking statistics of the rich aborting the second girl child. Pamela Vashisht exposes the myth that education can change mindsets - the daughter of...
  • Indians arriving in UK have latent TB: Study April 22, 2011

    London: Current checks at British airports are failing to detect the latent form of tuberculosis, particularly in immigrants arriving from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a new study conducted by Imperial College London. Professor Ajit Lalvani, Director of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at Imperial College, who led the study, said,...
  • Govt to conduct own study on Delhi superbug April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: After denying the existence of NDM-1 superbug in water in Delhi, ever since it was first mentioned in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, the government authorities have finally decided to conduct their own studies. The National Centre for Disease Control has planned to conduct a study on the drug-resistant...
  • Govt to look into Lancet's superbug study findings April 11, 2011

    The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter sale of antibiotics in pharmacies....
  • Govt to look into Delhi superbug study findings April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the New Delhi superbug study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter...
  • Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud January 6, 2011

    London: The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research. The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues was renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and later...
  • No link between MMR vaccines and autism November 12, 2010

    New Delhi:<./b> There are many myths surrounding MMR vaccines and autism. Dr. Amit Verma gives advices on the myth. Scientifically the debate is over. The Lancet earlier in 2010 retracted a controversial article it had published back in 1998 that supposedly found a link between the MMR vaccine and children developing...
  • Superbug yet to bite medical tourism in India August 25, 2010

    Mumbai: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the Lancet study on the NDM-1 superbug traced to India. But so far, medical tourism in the country hasn't been hit. That's surprising as UK health experts issued warnings against unnecessary health travel to India. But the real threat is antibiotic resistance. The Lancet report...
  • Some blood pressure pills increase cancer risk June 18, 2010

    New Delhi: Some blood pressure pills may slightly increase the risk of certain cancers, says a new Lancet study. In the spotlight are a common class of drugs called the angio-tensin-receptor blockers or ARBs, which are prescribed for high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetic kidney disease. After studying 60,000 patients over...
  • Closing schools won't end swine flu: Lancet doc August 15, 2009

    John McConnell, of the world's leading medical journal, Lancet, speaks to CNN-IBN. ...